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Pool Playing Strengths and Weaknesses

Pool Playing Strengths and Weaknesses

Weaknesses: 1. Shots wherein the cue ball is somewhere near the center of the table and the object ball is outside the 1st diamond of a corner pocket.2. I'm a horrible combination shot player. TERRIBLE!3. I tend to get too fancy with the cue ball from time to time. My fanciness with the cue ball causes me to miscue more than your average player. Strengths: 1. Long and straight in2. Shots that require lots of spin3. Utilizing the table (i.e. going 3 or 4 rails to get better shape if possible4. Stroke speed5. Consistency Your turn!

Pool Playing Strengths and Weaknesses

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  1. A-Trainacedotcom on 1/5/2007 6:58:18 AM

    Pool playing weaknesses: 1. Touch!2. Shots to the corner where the cue ball is closer to the rail than the object ball3. Sometimes I get the shakes. Sometimes it's my bridge hand, sometimes it's my grip hand, sometimes it's both. It seems to be dependent on time of day and the amount of insulin I have racing through my system. Pool playing strengths: 1. Roadmaps2. Attitude3. Break shots4. Dedication5. Knowledge

  2. A-TrainSlowhand on 1/5/2007 9:12:10 AM

    Weaknesses: 1. Jumping, I simply can't do it. I'd rather masse or even do a 3 rail kick before I try a jump.2. Maintaining focus. Shoot like a God for 3 games and then dog simple shots. Strengths: 1. Sorry, I don't list strengths. Once you feel you're strong at something, you no longer try to improve on it and there's always room for improvement.

  3. A-TrainCaptainHook on 1/5/2007 4:07:22 PM

    Billiard skill strengths: 1. Massé shots2. Spin, semi massé, curve type shots3. Use of Inside english4. Jump shots, pendulum and dart style5. Kick shots6. Patterns7. Percentages8. Banks9. Break shots in 8 ball, 9 ball and 1-pocket 10. Safety play Billiard skill weaknesses: 1. Distractions2. Getting sharked3. Phone calls when I'm playing4. Not getting back up and stepping back into the shot when I'm already down and it does not feel correct5. Getting on the wrong side of the next ball by a few inches and having to let the cue ball go to try and get back in line

  4. A-TrainBVal on 1/5/2007 6:02:01 PM

    Weaknesses: 1. Combos - unless it is a hanger it is tough for me 2. Consistency - being able to play well all night and not just a match or two 3. Tough angle side pocket shots - I hit the tit so often (the only time a tit is not a good thing) 4. 2 rail kicks Strengths: 1. Break 2. Jumping 3. 1 rail kicks 4. 3 rail kicks 5. Banks 6. My ability to block out all that is around me while at the table I consider these my strengths and weaknesses but I still practice ALL of them as often as I can.

  5. A-Trainjgpool on 1/5/2007 6:33:36 PM

    Pool Playing Strengths: 1. Kisses2. Combos3. Dead balls in clusters4. Sharp cuts Pool Playing Weaknesses: 1. Massé2. Jump shots 3. Coors

  6. A-TrainA-Train on 1/6/2007 6:32:35 AM

    @CaptainHook - Same deal here. I use my phone for business so it rings incessantly. Although I do have a funny story about a personal phone call.

    I'm at the hall and I'm in a particular pool playing mood on this night. I'm totally focused, playing very well, and feeling great about my game. My opponent is at the table and I'm 10,000% zoned in on what the table is doing.

    RING RING It's the girlfriend.

    Me: Hi honey, what's up?

    Her: Nothing, what are you up to?

    Me: At the pool hall.

    Her: Blah, blah, blah.

    Me: Uh huh. (I'm not even paying attention because my mind is on the game.)

    Her: Adam? Adam? ADAM?

    Me: Sorry, what was that?

    Her: Did you pick up my hairspray or what?

    Me: ? ...Honey, can we possibly discuss this later? I'm dead in the middle of a match and I can't really focus on hairspray at this very second.

    Needless to say, I got berated by the guys at the hall for being whipped. Anyhow, my point is that I totally get the whole phone thing. Although, if you don't have a bluetooth headset, get one for pool playing purposes alone. If you MUST be on the phone, it's a lifesaver.

  7. A-TrainCaptainHook on 1/6/2007 10:12:00 PM

    Did you ever pick up her hair spray after leaving the pool hall? LOL.

    My wife buys all her hair products from Jonathon Anton, he had some show on TV. Our bathroom looks like a retail store it has so much product on the shelf. LOL.

    I always have to have my phone on also, not so much for business, but so m family can get hold of me, our mom is getting pretty old and it is a hand full taking care of her.

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Pool Playing Strengths and Weaknesses

  • Title: Pool Playing Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Author: (Adam Stevermer)
  • Published: 1/5/2007 5:34:28 AM